Beth Burns

Managing Director and Co-Founder

Beth Burns, San Francisco-based Managing Director and Co-Founder, leads the firm’s West Coast recruiting efforts. With over twenty years of financial services search experience, she has advised major investment banks on their expansion of new businesses and recruitment of key strategic hires. Beth has led searches across all industries, and has particular expertise in technology, healthcare, energy, and power. She has completed numerous senior-level assignments of C-suite advisors for global investment banks, independent strategic advisory firms, and middle-market investment banks. Additionally, Beth has extensive equity research search experience and has advised clients on recruiting research analysts in the following industry sectors: software, internet, semiconductors and semiconductor capital equipment, media, biotechnology and electrical equipment/multi-industry. Many analysts Beth recruited have consistently achieved top rankings in Institutional Investor’s annual polls.

Prior to co-founding Choi & Burns, Beth was a Managing Director with predecessor firm McCann, Choi & Associates in New York. She co-authored, with Seth Godin, the book If You’re Clueless about Getting a Great Job and Want to Know More (Dearborn Financial Publishing, 1998). Previous to her search career, Beth was a sales executive with R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company.

Beth received her MA in Psychology from New York University and her BS in Organizational Behavior from the University of Illinois.

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